Muttaiah Muralitharan is one of the most renowned and respected bowlers in World Cricket. He is the only bowler to take 800 wickets in Test Cricket and 534 wickets in ODI cricket. Muttaiah Muralitharan holds the record for highest wicket taker in Tests and ODIs. For reaching these peaks, he had to face many humiliations and tag of a chucker as well. Sri Lanka Cricket and mainly, Arjuna Ranatunga, supported him unconditionally, to achieve these records. Intense life of Muttaiah Muralitharan is now getting a biopic, titled 800.
Sachin Tendulkar, batting legend of Cricket, unveiled the trailer of 800 The movie. Interestingly, Muttaiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket taker in Cricket ever and Sachin is the highest run scorer ever. During their peak, both the legends had intense yet friendly rivalry against each other. India struggled against Sri Lanka during late 90’s due to emergence of Muttaiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasurya and several others. This film might touch those aspects as well.
The trailer has shown glimpses of Muttaiah Muralitharan facing turmoil Internationally, when Australia called him a chucker. Later, it also explores Muttaiah Muralitharan’s Tamil connection and his dilemma in being a Sri Lankan Tamil. LTTE asks him to be their support while he dreams to play International cricket for Sri Lanka. Muttaiah Muralitharan role in the movie is played by Madhurr Mittal. Vijay Sethupathy dropped from the movie after terrible uproar. MS Sripathy has written and directed the film. Ghibran is composing music and RD Rajasekar is handling cinematography.
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